Thursday, January 12, 2017

#CripTheVote Disability Identity & Activism Survey

Illustration of a red pencil marking a survey ballot with words "Take the Survey"
2017 is here. Hurrah?!? Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, the co-partners of #CripTheVote have a lot planned for this year.

First, we have an online survey to gather stories on disability identity and activism. Everyone's journey is different and we hope to show a wide range of lived experiences. There is no singular way to be disabled or do activism. There is no set dogma on what political positions one should take as a disabled person. We hope to learn more about how people come to disability activism, in order to help more disabled people do the same.

Later this spring, #CripTheVote will be creating a Disability Activism 101 Toolkit that will include selected stories from this survey to give an introduction to people who are curious about political participation and activism but don't know where to begin.

The survey can be anonymous, or you can leave your name ... it's up to you. Help us flesh out the connections between disability identity and activism.